bar mitzvah

  1. (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
    a bar mitzvah is an important social event
  1. confirm in the bar mitzvah ceremony, of boys in the Jewish faith
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How To Use bar mitzvah In A Sentence

  • I spent a huge sum of money to become a Java programmer, and now I'm whoring myself out making balloon animals at bar mitzvahs.
  • He could cry at Christenings, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, wakes.
  • I awkwardly boogied my way in her direction, decorating myself en route with the obligatory bar mitzvah dance floor peacockery, and we locked eyes. The Human Bobby
  • When word of the Bar Mitzvah got out, the warden was criticized, the Chaplain was criticized, the person who "ratted" was criticized. Cross-Currents
  • Over the decades, as the local Galata community dwindled, Neve Shalom became a locus for ceremonials - during Rosh Hashanah and at bar mitzvahs, weddings, funerals and the like.
  • Currently, female relatives who want to see a bar mitzvah from the women's section must stand on plastic chairs and peer over the top of the tall barrier, called a mechitza. Western Wall Partition: Jewish Authorities To Implement New One-Way Divider Between Men, Women
  • Has George Bush ever been to a bar mitzvah or eaten a blintz? Jon Wiener: "[Expletive] the Jews. They didn't vote for us anyway": Republicans and Israel
  • In what he calls a rite of passage like a "Southern bar mitzvah," he says that, except for his toddler, "I've taught all my children how to shoot. Arming Obama
  • Within the Jewish community, I have married, raised a family, and become, I hope, a good father. We recently celebrated our oldest son's Bar Mitzvah.
  • For example, the only thing I remember my grandfather giving me as a child was a reel-to-reel Wollensak tape recorder for my Bar Mitzvah.
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